Fabulous Find of the Week: Gap Paperbag Waist Shorts

Looking for a chic alternative to the typical denim shorts? We've found 'em.
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Looking for a chic alternative to the typical denim shorts? We've found 'em.

Once the weather hits 80 degrees, I'm in shorts pretty much 24/7. While denim cut-offs are usually my go-to, lately I've been loving all of the loose-fitting styles that have been popping up in stores.

For this week's Fabulous Find, I chose a pair of paperbag waist shorts from Gap. The combo of a pleated waistline and waist-cinching belt makes them ultra-flattering, plus the fact that they're denim makes these shorts a versatile pick for summer.

Want to see what this Fab Find looks like? Scroll down to check it out, as well as three ways to style paperbag waist shorts:

The Shorts:

paperbag waist shorts

Paperbag Waist Railroad Stripe Denim Shorts -- $29.99 at Gap

Outfit Inspiration

If you like these cheap and chic shorts, then you're going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week's Fabulous Find:

Outfit #1

gap shorts, embroidered blouse, sandals

Product Info: Shorts- Gap, Sunglasses- H&M, Top- H&M, Nail Polish- Essie, Earrings- The Dandy Lion Boutique, Shoes- Maurices

Look ready for summer by wearing our Fab Find with a pretty embroidered blouse and flat sandals. The jeweled embellishments on these sandals really glams them up, and you can continue that vibe with gold drop earrings. Grab a pair of chic sunglasses, then paint your nails a lovely shade of coral to complete the look.  

Outfit #2

gap shorts, gingham top, metallic sandals

Product Info: Shorts- Gap, Top- Mango, Shoes- Zara, Necklace- BaubleBar | Makeup Photo: ELLE

Create contrast with this dressy yet laid-back outfit. Wear the shorts with a black-and-white gingham shirt, then add a pair of heeled sandals. Accessorize with a sophisticated statement necklace that matches the metallic detail on the shoes. Finally, play with your beauty look with a colorful cat-eye.

Outfit #3

gap shorts, stripe tee, sneakers

Product Info: Shorts- Gap, Headwrap- Wet Seal, Top- Victoria's Secret, Ring- Dorothy Perkins, Shoes- Topshop

For an on-the-go outfit that's ideal for running errands, pair the shorts with a striped t-shirt. Make sure you tuck it in for a more polished look. Wear comfy yet on-trend white sneakers, then keep your hair out of your face with a light blue headwrap. Accessorize with a few rings and you'll be ready to head out the door.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this week's Fabulous Find? Would you buy these shorts? Which look is your favorite? What do you think of paperbag waists? How would you wear these shorts? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!